Current Projects

PCSP-supported projects in 2018

Note: Project information may be subject to change; for more information please contact the PCSP.

Primary Investigator Institution Project Title Study Location(s)
Julian Aherne Trent University Impacts of Ship-Source Air Pollutant Emissions on Lake Ecosystem Health in the Arctic Iqaluit, Nunavut
Ray Alisauskas Environment and Climate Change Canada Karrak Lake assessment of continental efforts at population reduction of light geese Karrak Lake, Nunavut
Jean Allen Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Long Term Monitoring at FOX-C Ekalugad Fjord Ekalugad Fiord (Baffin Island), Nunavut
Dermot Antoniades Université Laval Environmental change in aquatic ecosystems of northern Ellesmere Island Resolute (Cornwallis Island) and Stuckberry Point (Ellesmere Island), Nunavut
Aaron Berg University of Guelph Remote sensing and modelling of hydrology-permafrost interactions Trail Valley Creek, Northwest Territories
Dominique Berteaux Université du Québec à Rimouski Ecology of arctic and red fox on Bylot Island  Locations on Bylot Island, Nunavut
Joël Bêty Université du Québec à Rimouski Ecology of Migratory Birds in the Canadian Arctic Locations on Bylot Island, Nunavut
Martin Brazeau Imperial College London Palaeoecology and evolution of Early Palaeozoic fishes Read Bay, Snowblind Bay and Laura Lakes (Cornwallis Island), Nunavut
Laura Brown University of Toronto Mississauga Lake Ice in the Canadian High Arctic Resolute (Cornwallis Island) and Polar Bear Pass (Bathurst Island), Nunavut
David Burgess Natural Resources Canada State and Evolution of Canada's Glaciers/ECV Mass Balance-Queen Elizabeth Islands, Nunavut & Northwest Territories Agassiz Ice Cap and Grise Fiord (Ellesmere Island), Devon Ice Cap (Devon Island), Meighen Ice Cap (Meighen Island), Nunavut, and Melville Ice Cap (Melville Island), Northwest Territories
Christopher Burn Carleton University Investigations of permafrost and climate change, western Arctic Canada Garry Island and Illisarvik, Northwest Territories
Janet Campbell Natural Resources Canada Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals program phase 2 (GEM-2) - Synthesis of Glacial History and Dynamics in the Rae Geological Province Aylmer Lake, Northwest Territories
Syd Cannings Environment and Climate Change Canada Tombstone Park Bioblitz and Species at Risk Surveys in the northern Yukon Tombstone Territorial Park and Eagle Plains, Yukon, and Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Hayleigh Conway Parks Canada Investigation into the extent of slumping and its impact on landscape morphology within the Thomsen River Watershed in Aulavik National Park (NT). Locations in the Thomsen River valley, Aulavik National Park (Banks Island), Northwest Territories 
Luke Copland University of Ottawa Mass balance, dynamics and recent changes of glaciers in Kluane National Park, Yukon Kaskawulsh Glacier and North Glacier, Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon
Luke Copland University of Ottawa Glacier monitoring on Axel Heiberg Island Expedition Fiord (Axel Heiberg Island), Nunavut
David Corrigan Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 North Atlantic Craton, Labrador Hopedale and Nain, Newfoundland and Labrador
Jim Craven Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Hudson – Ungava Project, Shallow Geophysical Imaging of the Paleozoic Hudson Platform in Nunavut Coral Harbour (Southampton Island), Nunavut
Alexander Culley Université Laval Diversity, dynamics and dispersion of wild viruses in the High Canadian Arctic Ward Hunt Island, Nunavut
Scott Dallimore Natural Resources Canada Geohazards and methane release in coastal permafrost settings Herschel Island, Yukon
Ryan Danby Queen's University Vegetation Change on the Bathurst Caribou Range Kathawachaga Lake and Mackay Lake, Northwest Territories
Andrew Derocher University of Alberta On ice ecology of polar bears in Hudson Bay Churchill, Manitoba
Rich DeVall Environment and Climate Change Canada Annual Maintenance of Environment and Climate Change Canada's Automatic Weather Station Array - Arctic Archipelago Cape Providence (Melville Island), Northwest Territories 
Florent Domine Université Laval Climate change in the high Arctic: impact on wildlife and permafrost carbon stocks Bylot Island, Nunavut
Markus Dyck Government of Nunavut Estimating the abundance of polar bears in Davis Strait Allen Island, Jackman Sound, Kimmirut, York Sound (Baffin Island), Nunavut and St. John's Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador
Markus Dyck Government of Nunavut Fuel Cache recovery Resolute Bay (Cornwallis Island), Nunavut
Mark Ednie Natural Resources Canada State and Evolution of Canada's Glaciers - Mass Balance Northern Cordillera, Northwest Territories Bologna Glacier, Northwest Territories
Kyle Elliott McGill University Impact of year-round ice conditions on Arctic seabirds Coats Island, Nunavut
Brent Else University of Calgary A Weather Station Network Near Cambridge Bay to Support Safe Travel and Fundamental Boundary Layer Meteorology Research Cambridge Bay and 30-Mile River (Victoria Island), Qikirtaarjuk Island and Melbourne Island, Nunavut 
Carey Elverum Parks Canada Sirmilik National Park Operations 2018 Locations in Sirmilik National Park (Baffin Island and Bylot Island), Nunavut
Michael English Wilfrid Laurier University Sub-Arctic Mobility Study (SAMMS) Whati and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Daniel Fortier Université de Montréal Disturbance and transformation of permafrost Arctic geosystems Bylot Island, Nunavut
Max Friesen University of Toronto Inuinnait Heritage: A Collaborative Approach to Archaeological Research in the Canadian Arctic Umingmaktok, Nunavut
Duane Froese University of Alberta Deglaciation of the Mackenzie Valley and meltwater routing to the Arctic Ocean Norman Wells, Katherine Creek, Little Bear River and Hare Indian River, Northwest Territories
Colin Gallagher Fisheries and Oceans Canada Population assessment of Dolly Varden 2018 Babbage River, Yukon, and Big Fish River and Rat River, Northwest Territories 
Gilles Gauthier Université Laval Environmental Changes Impact on Sub-arctic Glacierized Watersheds Hydrology Locations on Bylot Island, Nunavut
Grant Gilchrist Environment and Climate Change Canada Population studies of eider ducks breeding at East Bay Island and thick-billed murres breeding at Coats Island, Nunavut Coates Island, East Bay Island and East Bay Mainland (Southampton Island), Nunavut
Marie-Andrée Giroux Université de Moncton Connections between the Arctic and distant ecosystems through animal migrations: consequences on trophic interactions in the Arctic Igloolik Island, Nunavut
Etienne Godin University of Western Ontario Periglacial Geomorphology investigation study in permafrost at the Haughton impact structure and surrounding terrains, Devon Island, Nunavut Locations near the Haughton impact structure (Devon Island), Nunavut
Kirsty Gurney Environment and Climate Change Canada Understanding changes in aquatic ecosystem health and water quality in the Fort Good Hope – Ramparts Area Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories
Christian Haas York Univeristy Canadian Arctic Sea Ice Mass Balance Observatory (CASIMBO) Alert (Ellesmere Island), Nunavut
Thomas Hadlari Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Richardson Mountains Aklavik, Northwest Territories
Jim Haggart Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Onshore stratigraphic studies, northwest Baffin Bay Clyde River and Pond Inlet (Baffin Island), Nunavut
Roland  Hall University of Waterloo Paleolimnological studies to distinguish the roles of river regulation and climate change on persistent low water levels in the Peace-Athabasca Delta Fort Chipewyan, Alberta
Andrew Hamilton University of Ottawa Ocean-forcing of marine-terminating glaciers in the Canadian High Arctic Talbot Inlet and Grise Fiord (Ellesmere Island), Nunavut
Greg Henry University of British Columbia Species and ecosystem constraints on increasing vegetation cover in the High Arctic in a warming climate Alexandra Fiord and Sverdrup Pass (Ellesmere Island) and Princess Marie Bay (Axel Heiberg Island), Nunavut
Erika Hille Aurora College Impacts of Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbances on the Aquatic Health of Tundra Lakes in the Upland Region Northeast of Inuvik, NT Noell Lake, Northwest Territories
Erika Hille Aurora College Beaufort Sea Coastal Restoration: The Potential for Using Native Plant Species to Stabilize Coastline Affected by Permafrost Thaw Slumping Pelly Island and Ellice Island, Northwest Territories
Murray Humphries McGill University The effects of muskox on caribou in the Yukon North Slope and Richardson Mountains Komakuk Beach, Babbage River, Herschel Island (Ivvavik National Park) and Shoalwater Bay, Yukon and Richardson Mountain, Nunavut
Emily Jenkins University of Saskatchewan Assessing risks of food and vector borne diseases in wildlife in the Canadian Arctic Karrak Lake, Nunavut
Deborah Johnson Hamlet of Arctic Bay Repeater Tower Sites to support Search and Rescue in Arctic Bay Locations adjacent to Admiralty Inlet (Baffin Island), Nunavut
William Josie Vuntut Gwitchin Government Fishing Branch River Chum Salmon Habitat Assessments Eagle Plains, Yukon
Abbott Karla Environment and Climate Change Canada Asungasungaat Area Co-management Committee for Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary Site Visit Bylot Island, Nunavut
Dawn Kellett Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Cordillera Yukon Tectonic Evolution Atlin, Yukon
Christophe Kinnard Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Climate dynamics and sensitivity of a High Arctic ecosystem: Spatial heterogeneity of soil-snow-plant interactions Bylot Island, Nunavut
Steve Kokelj Northwest Territories Geological Survey Integrated methods to monitor permafrost geohazards, northwestern NWT Inuvik, Fort McPherson, Reindeer Station, Noell Lake and Parsons Lake, Northwest Territories
Jennifer Korosi York University Lake ecosystem change at the southern limit of permafrost Fort Simpson, Northwest Territories
Scott Lamoureux Queen's University Integrated watershed and terrestrial research to improve water security in the High Arctic Eleanor River and McMaster River (Cornwallis Island) and Cape Bounty (Melville Island), Nunavut
Trevor Lantz University of Victoria Vegetation Change in the Western Arctic Sachs Harbour and Deep Creek Cabin (Banks Island) and Tuktoyaktuk Pennisula, Northwest Territories
Isabelle Laurion Institut national de la recherche scientifique, Centre Eau Terre Environnement  Greenhouse gas emissions from Arctic lakes: process accelerating the mineralization of organic matter released by melting permafrost Locations on Bylot Island, Nunavut
Jim Leafloor Environment and Climate Change Canada Baffin Island Goose Banding Koukjuak River and Nikko Island (Baffin Island), Nunavut
Jim Leafloor Environment and Climate Change Canada Southampton Island Goose Banding Coral Harbour and East Bay (Southampton Island), Nunavut
Jim Leafloor Environment and Climate Change Canada Survival in Arctic geese (Perry River, Queen Maud Gulf Bird Sanctuary) Perry River, Nunavut
Nicolas Lecomte Université de Moncton Arctic IMPACT: Arctic Integrative Monitoring of Predators in the Arctic Tundra Bylot Island and Igloolik Island, Nunavut
Josée Lefebvre Environment and Climate Change Canada Population dynamics of Greater Snow Geese in relation to habitat Bylot Island, Nunavut
Igor Lehnherr University of Toronto-Mississauga Climate Change Impacts on Mercury and Methylmercury Sources to Arctic Ecosystems Lake Hazen (Ellesmere Island), Nunavut
Lisa Loseto Fisheries and Oceans Canada Eastern Beaufort Sea Beluga - prey interactions and habitat use Ulukhaktok and Henderson Island, Northwest Territories
Oliver Love University of Windsor Stress-mediated mechanisms linking individual state, climate variability and population health in Arctic-breeding birds East Bay Island and East Bay Mainland (Southampton Island), Nunavut
Jennifer Lukacic Parks Canada Quttinirpaaq National Park Operating Season 2017 & Federal Infrastructure Initiative Locations in Quttinirpaaq National Park (Bathurst Island), Nunavut
Robert MacNaughton Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Bedrock mapping and stratigraphic studies, Mackenzie Mountains, 2018  Poacher Lake and Dal Lake, Northwest Territories
Erin MacNeil Defence Research and Development Canada Canadian Arctic Underwater Sentinel Experimentation (CAUSE) Project Gascoyne Inlet (Devon Island), Nunavut
Mark Mallory Acadia University Tracking Annual Movements of Arctic Terns from the Canadian High Arctic Tern Island, Nunvut
Mark Mallory Acadia University Determining bycatch of seabirds in Arctic fisheries: updating colony census data Pond Inlet (Baffin Island), Nunavut
Mark Mallory Acadia University Contaminants in Arctic Seabirds - Prince Leopold Island Prince Leopold Island, Nunavut
Marianne Marcoux Fisheries and Oceans Canada Ecosystem Approach in Tremblay Sound (EAT) 2018 Trembly Sound (Baffin Island), Nunavut
Philip Marsh Wilfrid Laurier University Hydrological Studies of the Mackenzie Delta Region Trail Valley Creek, Northwest Territories
Philip Marsh Wilfred Laurier University Hydrological Studies of the Mackenzie Delta Region  Trail Valley Creek, Northwest Territories
Jean-Philippe Martin Brock University Examining the genetic adaptation of white spruce to climate change on a latitudinal transect in Northwest Territories. Inuvik and Norman Wells, Northwest Territories
Ian McDonald Parks Canada Hydrological and Ecological Research in Vuntut National Park, Yukon Old Crow, Yukon
Christine Michel Fisheries and Oceans Canada Multidisciplinary Arctic Program (MAP) - Last Ice Area Alert (Ellesmere Island) and Resolute (Cornwallis Island), Nunavut
Gifford Miller University of Colorado Boulder PACEMAP Pangnirtung (Baffin Island) and Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island), Nunavut
Gifford Miller  University of Colorado Boulder Disappearing Ice Ice Caps near Pond Inlet (Baffin Island), Nunavut
Brooke Milne University of Manitoba The Analytical Quandary of Chert Quarries: A Multi-scalar Approach to Understanding Palaeo-Eskimo Technological Organization and Novice Skill on Southern Baffin Island. Locations on Southern Baffin Island, Nunavut
Mona Milton Hunters & Trappers Organization VHF Radio Repeater Maintenance Locations adjacent to Eclipse Sound and Milne Inlet (Baffin Island), Nunavut
Peter Morse Natural Resources Canada Transportation Resilience in the Arctic Informed by Landscape Systems (TRAILS) - Permafrost and Terrain Research Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Derek Mueller Carleton University Milne Fiord ice-ocean interactions: Implications for the stability of ice shelves and glaciers in the Polar Regions Purple Valley Strip and Milne Ice Shelf (Ellesmere Island), Nunavut 
Derek Muir Environment and Climate Change Canada Investigating potential effects of climate warming on trends of mercury and persistent organic pollutants in arctic aquatic and terrestrial environments Cape Bounty (Melville Island) and Resolute (Cornwallis Island), Nunavut
Erica Nol Trent University Effects of overabundant arctic geese on other tundra nesting birds East Bay Mainland (Southampton Island), Nunavut
Gordon Osinski University of Western Ontario Geological Framework of the Northern Rae Province on Eastern Devon and Southeastern Ellesmere Islands Locations near Dundas Harbour (Devon Island), Nunavut
Chantal Ouimet Parks Canada Sustaining hydroecological monitoring to assess state of the park in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba - 2018 Locations in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba
Chantal Ouimet Parks Canada Assessing the extent and impact of lesser snow goose at larger spatial scales in Wapusk National Park: Parks Canada and Hudson Bay Project collaboration, rapid assessment protocol, and the combination of existing and new sampling sites - 2018 Wapusk National Park, Manitoba
Roger Paulen Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Southern MacKenzie Surficial  Hay River, Northwest Territories
Jan Peter Natural Resources Canada Origin of hyper-enriched black shale Ni-Zn-PGE deposits, Yukon Territory Dawson and Mayo, Yukon
Reinhard Pienitz Universite Laval Evolution of postglacial landscapes and hydrological gateways in the Foxe Basin - Nettilling Lake region, Nunavut Pangnirtung (Baffin Island), Nunavut
Michael Pisaric Brock University Paleoecological studies of forest fires and climate change in the Canadian subarctic. Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Ashley Piskor Parks Canada Collecting Digital Imagery of Significant Cultural Sites in Aulavik National Park Locations in Aulavik National Park (Banks Island), Northwest Territories 
Wayne Pollard McGill University The Vulnerability of High Arctic Permafrost to Climate Change Eureka (Ellesmere Island) and Expedition Fiord (Axel Heiberg Island), Nunavut
Wayne Pollard McGill University McGill Arctic Research Station (MARS) Science Program  Expedition Fiord (Axel Heiberg Island), Nunavut
Wayne Pollard McGill University McGill Arctic Research Station (MARS) Science Program Expedition Fiord (Axel Heiberg Island), Nunavut
Wayne Pollard McGill University The McGill Arctic Research Initiative: MARI 2018 Resolute Bay (Cornwallis Island) and Expedition Fiord (Axel Heiberg Island), Nunavut
Jennie Rausch Environment and Climate Change Canada Population studies of shorebirds at Nanuit Itillinga Polar Bear Pass National Wildlife Area, Nunavut (Arctic PRISM Tier 2 Site) Polar Bear Pass (Bathhurst Island), Nunavut
Jennie Rausch Environment and Climate Change Canada Arctic Shorebird Monitoring Program (Arctic PRISM) - Tier 1 surveys Mingo Lake and Pond Inlet (Baffin Island), Nunavut
Eric Reed Environment and Climate Change Canada Western Arctic Snow Goose Management and Habitat Assessment Sachs Harbour and Siksik Lake (Banks Island), and Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Eric Reed Environment and Climate Change Canada Integrating Fixed-Wing and Helicopter Surveys to Improve Detection and Species Identification of Breeding Scoters Lynx Lake, Northwest Territories
Alberto Reyes University of Alberta Climate warming in northwest Canada during the Eocene “greenhouse” interval: field research in northern Yukon Fifteen Mile River and Johnson Creek, Yukon
James Roth University of Manitoba Interactions between red foxes and Arctic foxes at the Arctic's edge Locations in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba
Jim Ryan Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Cordilleran Project - Crustal Structure Southeast Yukon McEvoy Lake and Whitehorse, Yukon
Mary Sanborn-Barrie Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Baffin Transect Iqaluit, Kimmirut and Cape Dorset (Dorset Island), Nunavut
Mary Sanborn-Barrie Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Boothia-Somerset: Integrated Geoscience of the Northwest Passage Creswell Bay (Somerset Island), Nunavut
James Savelle McGill University Paleoeskimo demography of Foxe Basin, Nunavut Hooper Inlet, Nunavut
Christian Schoof University of British Columbia Subglacial drainage dynamics in the St. Elias Mountains Kaskawulsh Glacier and North Glacier, Kluane National Park and Reserve, Yukon
David Scott Transport Canada  National Aerial Surveillance Program Resolute Bay (Cornwallis Island), Nunavut
Martin Sharp University of Alberta Dynamics and Change of Canadian Arctic Ice Caps Devon Ice Cap (Devon Island) and Lake Hazen (ellesmere Island), Nunavut
Jovan Simic Parks Canada Qausuittuq National Park Operations 2018 Locations in Quttinirpaaq National Park (Bathurst Island), Nunavut
Diane Skipton Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 North Baffin Bedrock Mapping Locations on northern Baffin Island, Nunavut
Sharon Smith Natural Resources Canada Changing permafrost conditions in the Mackenzie Valley Inuvik and Norman Wells, Northwest Territories
Rod Smith Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Western Arctic - Smoking Hills project Smoking Hills, Northwest Territories
Shirleen Smith Vuntut Gwitchin Government Van Tat Gwich'in Historic Lifeways Project 2018-2019 Upper Johnson Creek and Upper Caribou Bar Creek, Yukon 
Paul/Jennie Smith/Rausch Environment and Climate Change Canada Population studies of shorebirds at East Bay Mainland, Nunavut East Bay (Southampton Island), Nunavut
Oliver Sonnentag Université de Montréal COnstrained Productivity Estimate (COPE): Towards a constrained estimate of boreal forest productivity across northwestern North America Scotty Creek, Smith Creek and trail Valley Creek, Northwest Territories
Vincent St.Louis University of Alberta The Lake Hazen watershed as a sentinel of Arctic environmental change Lake Hazen (Ellesmere Island), Nunavut
Ralf Staebler Environment and Climate Change Canada The effect of Arctic marine traffic on air quality in Arctic communities Resolute (Cornwallis Island), Nunavut
Holly Steenkamp Canada-Nunavut Geoscience Office Fury and Hecla Geoscience Project Locations north of the
Fury and Hecla Strait (Baffin Island), Nunavut
Suzanne Tank University of Alberta Land-water linkages and the fate of terrestrial carbon in aquatic ecosystems of the western Canadian Arctic Inuvik and Fort McPherson, Northwest Territories
David Tavares Parks Canada Assessment of Dolly Varden stocks in Ivvavik National Park Locations in Ivvavik National Park, Yukon
David Tavares Parks Canada Producing an accurate forage quality map for barren-ground caribou using UAV and satellite images. Uyarsavik Lake and Melville Hills, Tukut Nogait National Park, Northwest Territories
Kevin Turner Brock University Identifying impacts of changes in climate and landscape changes on lake and river chemistry and hydrology in Old Crow Flats, Yukon, Canada Old Crow, Yukon
Joost van der Sanden Natural Resources Canada Radar Remote Sensing for Ice Cover Mapping Northwest Territories
Warwick Vincent Université Laval Northern Ellesmere Island in the Global Environment - Sentinel North Ward Hunt Island, Nunavut
Cortney Watt Fisheries and Oceans Canada Northern Hudson Bay narwhal population aerial survey Naujaat, Nunavut
Dustin Whalen Natural Resources Canada Beaufort Sea Coastal Dynamics - Climate Driven Change Herschel Island, Yukon, and Pelly Island, Tuktoyaktuk and Inuvik, Northwest Territories
Lyle Whyte McGill University Microbial investigations of permafrost and cold saline springs in the high Arctic. Expedition Fiord (Axel Heiberg Island), Nunavut
Melanie Williams Government of Northwest Territories Site visit to allow for the transfer of a remediated site on Federal Land to Territorial Land - Johnson Point, Northwest Territories. Inuvik and Johnson Point, Northwest Territories
Stephen Wolfe Natural Resources Canada Abrupt Change within the Discontinuous Permafrost Zone Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Brent Wolfe Wilfrid Laurier University Lakes of the Peace-Athabasca Delta: hydrology and carbon balance Fort Chipewyan, Alberta
Monty Yank Parks Canada 2018 Ukkusiksalik National Park Operations Locations in Ukkusiksalik National Park, Nunavut
Alex Zagorevski Natural Resources Canada GEM-2 Stikinia Bedrock Whitehorse, Yukon
Grant Zazula Government of Yukon Pleistocene palaeontology and palaeoenvironments of the Old Crow Basin, northern Yukon. Old Crow, Yukon